Jaleel White: I Might Break Out My Urkel Moves on DWTS

Entertainment Mar. 6, 2012 AT 4:56PM

He has yet to prove to America if he can cha-cha or samba, but if need be, former Family Matters star Jaleel White is ready to show off The Urkel to win votes.

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Aware that fans of his 90s sitcom work are anxious to see him reprise his role as Steve Urkel -- the quirky, suspender wearing breakout character he made famous -- White is careful to hold that secret weapon in his back pocket.

"There's a small faction of people that want to see some kind of Steve Urkel suspender action," White, 35, says in the video clip above. "If something feels organic, I'm all for it, but for me to say right now 'tune in to episode two [for the moves is premature].'"

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Calling Dancing With the Stars "completely outside" his comfort zone, the actor -- who currently hosts SyFy's Total Blackout -- says he'll offer a throwback move or two if the fans demand it.

"I hope I'm still here for the time when the right dance rolls around, but that's up to the fans -- they've got to keep me there!" he pleads.

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For more from White and his pro partner, Kym Johnson, check out the video above before Dancing With the Stars premieres March 19 on ABC.

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